Instead of researching it seems these 'internet bloggers' are copy and pasting things they find on the internet instead of doing real research.
First it has been published repeatedly that Will Allen lost her clerkship because of her articles about the Melungeons. That is false.
Her first two articles on the Melungeons were published August 31st and September 1st of 1890.
Clearly this article published in February of 1889, almost 18 months before she went to Newmans Ridge or published her articles.
In Dromgoole's second article in 1890 A STRANGE LAND she writes; "Mr. Thomas Sharpe, of Nashville, made an excellent sketch of this teacher while he was busy with his class and unconcious that he was “being tuk fur a pictur.”